“If you are not at the table, you are likely on the menu.”
Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank
Our network of over 1,000+ LGBTQ elected officials from across the nation are leading efforts to advance equality at every level of government. These elected officials represent America at its best – diverse leaders who make the values of inclusion, fairness and justice the cornerstone of their policy positions and decision-making.
Out for America Interactive Map
Our interactive Out for America map shows known openly LGBTQ elected officials at every level of government. Filter by state, position level, party affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity and race/ethnicity.
Engaging the Network
2022 LGBTQ Elected Officials Quarterly Convenings
Victory Institute will provide programming each quarter in 2022 to the 1,000+ network of openly LGBTQ Elected Officials through its “LGBTQ Elected Officials Quarterly Convenings.”
These hour-long, virtual quarterly convenings have been designed to provide the network with an opportunity to further build community, share best practices among one another, and engage in relevant topics that are aimed to further support the work of openly LGBTQ Elected Officials. The convenings will include a blend of networking, Institute program updates, and a relevant and timely issue.
- January 21 – Education
- April 22
- July 22
- October 14
The four “Convenings” will lead up to the Elected Officials Summit in Washington, DC as part of the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference (November 30 – December 3, 2022).
2021 LGBTQ Elected Officials Quarterly Convenings
Victory Institute provided programming each quarter in 2021 to the 970+ network of openly LGBTQ Elected Officials through its inaugural “LGBTQ Elected Officials Quarterly Convenings.”
These hour-long, virtual quarterly convenings were held on the following dates:
- January 29 – Facing Anti-LGBTQ Attacks
- April 23 – COVID-19
- July 23 -Redistricting and Health Data Research
- October 15 – Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor for the 2021 LGBTQ Quarterly Convenings
The Power of
LGBTQ Elected Officials
In a powerful display of unity, LGBTQ elected officials representing millions of Americans called on then President-elect Donald Trump to respect LGBTQ Americans and continue efforts to advance equality. In an open letter to the President-elect, 164 elected officials expressed grave concerns about his anti-equality Cabinet appointees, and warned they would fight back if he attempted to rollback LGBTQ rights. It was the largest collective action by LGBTQ elected officials in history.
Counting our Elected Officials
We work to track openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government on our Out for America interactive map. But with more than 519,000 elected positions nationwide, we are sure to miss some. If you are an openly LGBTQ elected official and do not appear on the map, let us know below!